A recreational vessel capsized in Franklin County, Washington on September 9, 2021. According to reports, a recreational boat capsized while on Lake Chance. The body of an 80 year old man who is believed to have been on the boat has been recovered by local authorities. Authorities continue to search for another passenger on board who remains missing. Details regarding how the vessel capsized are not yet known.
There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels. During Hurricane Ida, Noble failed to evacuate crew members from the Noble Globetrotter II. There was an explosion on the bulk carrier ZILOS on August 31, 2021. A crew member on the fishing ship Moon Glow fell overboard late on September 2, 2021. Three workers inhaled poisonous gas while on board the livestock carrier FM SPIRIDON on September 3, 2021. A crew member on the product tanker MELIGUNIS M was killed by a broken mooring line on September 7, 2021.
A recreational boating accident can be the result of many factors, including: human error, weather conditions, equipment failure, poor maintenance practices, waves caused by other vessels, or a lack of equipment. An incident can often be a result of a combination of the above factors. Ultimately though, many of these incidents are preventable.
Our experienced lawyers handle maritime personal injury and wrongful death litigation of all kinds and the skills needed to represent the families of loved ones who have lost their lives or those who have been seriously injured as a result of the negligence of another party. The lawyers of Spagnoletti Law Firm have handled maritime lawsuits throughout the country. Our attorneys have extensive experience in injury and death cases that occurred on recreational boats.
The experienced and aggressive vessel accident attorneys at Spagnoletti Law Firm can help you understand your rights if you or a loved one was a victim of this tragic accident. There are strict and short time limits on making claims related to vessel accidents, so please contact us online or call 713-804-9306 or 877-678-5864 to learn more about your rights.